Registrar

(Part-Time/Seasonal)

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) seeks a Part-Time/Seasonal Registrar to support our Exhibitions and Registrar teams. Compensation starts at $40/hour and is commensurate with experience. The Registrar will generally work ad-hoc for 2–3-week installation and de-installation periods (scheduled in advance and based on the needs of each installation) between the exhibitions cycle. This position reports to the Director of Exhibitions and Collections.

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) champions contemporary makers across creative fields and presents the work of artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill. MAD provides an opportunity for employees to enrich and develop their love of the art, craft and design while contributing their specific skills, expertise and talents. www.madmuseum.org

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide on-site supervision and care of assigned artworks during installation and de-installation: the packing and handling of incoming and outgoing artwork—referring to and maintaining files regarding installation notes for each piece; completing condition reports; documenting packaging and condition with photography; and organizing documentation in physical and digital files for each artwork
  • Supervising deliveries and collections on loading dock and elsewhere in Museum
  • Ensuring art handlers are adhering to museum best practices

SKILLS and QUALIFICATIONS  

  • Extensive knowledge of registration practices
  • Extensive knowledge of museum art handling and packing standards
  • General proficiency in Windows and database applications (candidates with TMS and/or Crystal Reports proficiency highly desirable)
  • Candidate must be detail-oriented with the ability to work independently and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Occasional work on weekends and evenings as necessary
  • COVID guidelines: The health and safety of our Museum community is the highest priority. As such, MAD requires all newly hired staff members and freelancers to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine, including a booster if eligible. Requests for reasonable accommodations for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

  • BA in Museum Studies or related field, but experience is the most important qualification.
  • Experience with exhibition registration
  • Familiarity with international/domestic fine art shipping/crating companies, international crating standards, TSA shipping and screening requirements, experience with 3-D objects a plus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Required to lift 50 pounds, work on high lifts and safely operate saws and other power tools

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications.  We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role. If much of this job posting describes you, then please apply for this role. 

MAD provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. 

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